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are using for the wars in iraq and afghanistan. wen president obama will define his race -- we understand president obama will define his race against republican nominee mitt romney saying voters face a choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future. the president was to deliver tonight's speech at charlotte's bank of american stadium or i should say 2008 address, but it was moved inside after possible thunderstorms. president obama is set to take the stage in a bit, but as so often happens, they're a bit off time tonight. the vice president has been running a bit long, but it's been an impassioned speech that has this coliseum full of some 20,000 people from time to time in tears and in others up and cheering. let's listen as the vice president finishes for us this evening. >> you didn't lose faith. you fought back. you didn't give up. you got up. you're the ones, the american people. you're the ones. you're the reason why we are still better positioned than any country in the world to lead the 21st century. you never quit on ameri
him walk into a white house dinner honoring those who served in iraq, tall and 20 pounds heavier, dashing in his uniform with a big grin on his face, sturdy on his new leg and i remember how a few months after that i would watch him on a bicycle racing with his fellow wounded warriors on a sparkling spring day inspiring other heros who had just begun the hard path he had traveled. he gives me hope. he gives [ cheering and applause ] >> he gives me hope. i don't know what party these men and women belong to. i don't know if they'll vote for me, but i know that their spirit defines us. their they remind me in the words of scripture that ours is a future f if you share that faith with me, if you share that hope with me, i ask you tonight for your vote. [ cheering and applause ] >> if you reject the notion that this nation's promise is reserved for the few, your voice must be heard in this election. must if you reject the notion that our government is forever beholden to the highest bidder, you need to stand up in this election. [ cheering and appla
that part of the world that we pulled out of iraq, we are are pulling out of afghanistan, that iran is continuing on with its nuclear program and they say our critics is that our allies no longer trust us and our enemies no longer fear us. >> chris, that is just false. our partners and allies value voters responded effectively and promptly when we have asked them to protect our facilities and our people. >> chris: well, let's -- it took three days in cairo. >> and what happened initially in cairo was not sufficiently robust when president obama picked up the phone and spoke to the president right away things changed. and that is an evidence of our influence and impact and what happened was that the authorities in egypt have been very robust in protecting our facilities not just in cairo but elsewhere in the country. the president has issued repeated condemnations of the violent response and called for calm and we have seen the same thing in yemen, in libya, in tunisia and many other parts of the world. >> why are we asking all nongovernmental personnel to leave sudan and tunisia. >>
they inspired to step forward to defend our nation, a generation who fought in iraq and who still fight in afghanistan. let us rededicate our own lives to the cause of giving back to our great nation. for as one of our nation's leaders said, the strength of our democracy has always rested on the willingness of those who believe in its values and in their will to serve, to give something back to this country. and now it's my privilege to introduce you to the man who spoke those words and who lives them every day, our secretary of defense, leon panetta. [ applause ] >> mr. president, mrs. obama, general dempsey, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, and in particular, the family members who lost a loved one here on 9/11. 11 years ago, on a morning very much like this, terrorists attacked the symbols of american strength out economy and our commerce our military might and our democracy and took the lives of citizens from more than 90 countries. it was the worst terrorist attack on america in our history. today, people gather across the united states, around the world to remember the
in war in afghanistan and iraq. from the president's point of view, he wanted to narrow the focus, talk about al qaeda, defeat al qaeda. the crowning achievement killing osama bin laden. the nation building work in afghanistan is frankly something that became too difficult, too entrenched for the american people to keep up with. we are there longer than the soviets were there. i think there's a recognition that that job was simply too difficult, the notion that we were going to turn around the government, really be able to rebuild the country. there is a phrase that general petreas used, was iraq good enough and now is iraq good enough, safe enough, stable enough so u.s. forces can come home? >> when you look it at the positions between president obama and mitt romney, is there a lot of daylight in their views of the policy regarding afghanistan? >> frankly, there's not. romney will criticize the president for announcing a firm deadline for 0 withdrawal of u.s. forces. it's long been thought by republicans that doing so would allow the taliban, particularly the taliban that's holed up i
the military. so i deployed to iraq in support of operation iraqi freedom. so, yes, i think i probably would be a different person. would probably be not standing here talking to you today. >> reporter: by and large memorials tend to be places that are timeless. but it's been four years now since the pentagon memorial was dedicated, and you can trace the passages of those years at this place, especially with the many trees that were planted here. >> for me, the hearts and souls of the people who were killed are really in that building and with the flag and all of that. this is a place more for us to be able to contemplate what happened and still try to come to grips with it. >> reporter: those big questions, though, still lie ahead for some. six-year-old jonathan is still too young to fully understand this place and its meaning. >> i saw benches with people's names on them. >> reporter: did you like this place? >> yes. >> reporter: and like the people here on this 11th anniversary of the nine len attack, the pentagon memorial stands ready to tell its stories for generations to come. and you
in your friends. >> josh, you were wounded in iraq and you have a goal here to employ and hire wounded warriors and veterans that work on the app with you? >> yeah. last year, i was wounded in iraq and ended up in walter reed and have been part of the wounded transition unit, the warrior transition unit since then. i just think that wound ped warriors and just soldiers in general have an affinity for sports. if you can't be a part of it the way that you used to before your injuries, maybe being a part of yellow flag will give them one way that they can be interacting with sports. as we gain popularity, we want to get to the point where we can hire veterans and wounded warriors to be a part of our company and help us succeed. >> great. really great to meet you guys. love what you're doing and i love the app. it is very cool to look at and keeping you updated with the scores an information on the players along with all the of the fun. so thank you so much for coming in. best of luck to you. hope effect work out. >> thank you. >> going to send it back to you guys at the desk. apts free ap
. >> reporter: close to 2,000 troops have died in the decade long war in afghanistan. more than 4,000 in iraq. >> today marks the 4th anniversary of the dedication of the pentagon memorial in arlington. for many families it's become a place of reflection and remembrance. tom this is a little different than what we've seen of these ceremonies in the past. >> reporter: shawn, it was following the president's address here today at the pentagon this morning, the memorial was remained closed for victims' families until noon. at that point the general public was allowed in. many people told us they wanted to be here to remember a day that frankly they just will never forget. as you know, this memorial was created four years ago to remember the 183 people who perished not only on american airlines 77, but also in the pentagon. the names are stretched out on benches which are arranged chronologically in the order of the victims, ranging from the oldest, to a 71-year-old john yameki, to the youngest, only three years old. as we told you these benches indicate both what was included here. benches facin
you hear what happened not once, but twice. >> first, major involvements in iraq where a former vice president is facing a fate similar to saddam hussein for his war crime. we'll be right back.    i thought of something else we need for the baby. what's that? it's a 200 watts per channel dynamically balanced surround sound wireless baby monitor... with a sub wolfer. good idea you should also probably have this fuschia leather diaper clutch. (coughing) "buy it" (in agreement) yea for little diapers. tiny smart vo: from the new to the hard-to-find: when it's on your mind, it's on ebay™. tthis president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ r
in iraq's western province. the bomb exploded monday morning near a primary school 85 miles west of baghdad. it injured six children as well. it went off as a police patrol passed by yesterday. it happened to be the first day of school there. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> new this morning, fire crews trying to figure out what caused a house fire in temple hills. firefighters responded to the block of toby drive around 2:15 this morning. crews able to control the flame. everyone got out. fairfax county leaders holding the first of several public meetings to pay for much needed transportation projects. to pay for the improvements. tonight's meeting will take place at the west springfield office on rolling road. it begins at 7:00. there will be several more meetings in the coming weeks. >>> montgomery county leaders will also discuss their transportation needs. >>> the maryland public service commission will talk about restoring power in the first 24 hours of a power outage. the commission will discuss whether utilities will be banned from collecting the money. utili
to my son? he is back from iraq and he and his buddy just want to sit in the rec room at the va. i can't get them out. i went and visited with them on my way back to the airport in des moines that day, and when i met with them, they didn't want to go out. that reminded me of when i lost my sight as a 16-year-old, that's all i wanted to do, sit in my room. my buddies helped me out that night and we need to do the same thing and get out there and do something. >> it's turned into mentoring programs around the country. in fact, actually, we have a couple going on today, one at the fbi as we speak that you have about a dozen people at? >> a little more, yeah. we're excited we have wounded warriors and two different fbi locations, 12, 14 of them. >> reporter: joshua, you yourself as i mentioned a little bit ago, you came in touch with the organization after you were coming back from iraq yourself. explain a little bit about your disability, what happened there and how you got in touch with enable america. >> absolutely. i was stationed at fort campbell and we deployed from 2007 to 2009 to i
villa rigosa. >> the president has gotten us out of iraq. we are getting out of afghanistan. we've got tree trade agreements in latin america. we have a president that brilliantly dealt with the situation in libya. i think what this president has done is restored our prestige abroad. >> reporter: then there is the clinton question. why is the former president taking a prime time role? >> what president clinton will say is if you are looking for a president that can grow the middle class, move away from the policies of the past, then barack obama is your guy. >> reporter: all this begins monday and then some say the real race for the white house gets going. melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >> we still have plenty ahead. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. starts now. >>> live look outside at the wilson bridge, monday, september 3rd, 2012. >> look how quiet it is. >> i know. it is a holiday. happy monday and happy holiday. >> time to welcome in tucker barnes who is not on vacation. >> but i'm still asleep. >> busy weekend in some spots. >> we had very heavy rain. thunderstorms across p
not say we thank our young men and women over in iraq and afghanistan. >> chris: kristen. >> the jobs numbers is overstated . people are much more in tune. they don't need people to tell them there are not enough jobs. they know that. and one thing i wouldn't undermest estimate is bill clinton it is much more anticipatedine more than obama or romney. and i wouldn't underestimate the good house keeping seal of approval from bill clint and the affect. >> how is good house keeping? >> that is remarkable. because you look at these two presidents who took the early jectory and similar. big health and ambitious and health care programs and in clinton's case never passed and a wash out in the midterm election bill clinton made the opposite decision of how to react than barak obama. bill clinton turned to the center and worked with the republicans and made concessions like budgary tax matters and all of the things barak obama has refused to do clinton by this time up for election, it was moving and it was pretty strong and he won over whelmingly. it was nothing like the kind of trouble this p
better than i, but how big of a gaffe was it that mitt romney didn't mention afghanistan or iraq or the wars in his acceptance speech? >> it's not a killer gaffe, but it's a serious gaffe. for decades republicans have had the advantage on foreign and defense policy. certainly that helped power bush to reelection in 2004. now ironically they've conceded that whole territory to the democrats and left barack obama a hole a mile wide to drive his truck through in his disposition on foreign policy, which by the way, i thought was the strongest part of the speech. the domestic side was fairly empty, but the foreign policy side was more hard hitting and more specific. >> when you take a helicopter approach maybe lastly, you got two predominant themes, the republicans saying are you better off than four years ago and the democrats saying we need more time. which one is the stronger message of the two? which 1 do you think overall played out -- one do you think overall played out and got itself into the consciousness of the voters? >> if you look at the enthusiasm at the convention, clear
was 28 was stationed in coronado. he served two deployments to iraq. his final deployment was to afghanistan. he's described by his teammates as a consummate professional. his awards and decorations are numerous including a bronze star with valor, purple heart and combat action ribbon. >> i just feel so bad. they're doing their best over there and we're just using them up. >> there is a viewing tomorrow. funeral service is wednesday at ft. myer memorial chapel. he'll be buried at arlington national cemetery. patrick was an avid reader, aggressive bicyclist and try athlete survived by his parents and wife emily. >>> to the gulf coast now, the clean-up continues in the wake of hurricane isaac. president obama got a firsthand look at the damage this afternoon, his message for the storm victims up next. heavy load in amererica. but mit romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himselfg hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> as the democratic national convent
was described in court as a model citizens and who served his country in iraq and kuwait and is the soul caretaker for his mother suffering from cancer. more than a dozen family and friends came to court to vouch for the 22-year-old whose defense attorney told the judge there is no kidnapping. the girl got in and out of the car on her own. there was no sexual contact, he said, and the fact that the gun was brandished was in self- defense after being chased at high speeds through parts of montgomery county. the girl's sister and boyfriend. he was alone with the 12-year- old for at least 10 minutes and there was some sort of sexual television. they even played soccer in a nearby park suggesting that portnoy must have gotten a good sense of the girl's age but the defense said that the soldier was duped. >> desperate and shows the dangers of the use of social networking and out in just by a minor child but by an adult who could get placed in this situation. and that is what happened to him. he suspected it, left. >> i have not met the child. to some extent, because i understand, there is an
. >> it was a catalyst to the things that inevitably happened after i joined the military. so i deployed to iraq and support of operation iraqy freedom. so yes, i think i probably be a different person and probably not be standing talking to you today. >> memorials tend to be places that are timeless, but it's been four years now since the pentagon memorial is dedicated and you can trace the passages of those years, especially many trees that were planted here. >> for me, the hearts and souls of the people who were killed are really in that building and with the flag and all of that. this is a place for us to be able to contemplate what happened and still try to come to grips with it. >> those big questions, though, still lie ahead for some. six-year-old jonathan is still too young to fully understand this place and its meaning. >> i saw benches with people's names on them. >> did you like this place? >> yes. >> and like the people here on this 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attack, pentagon memorial stands ready to tell its story for generations to come. >> tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>
to end u.s. combat in iraq. >> at the time i know some folks didn't believe me. they were skeptical. some thought the end of combat was just war games and semantics, but i meant what i said. >> reporter: but the vice presidential candidates were also in action. in richmond republican candidate paul ryan appeared with house gop leader eric cantor of virginia. >> i don't want to bore you by saying the same thing over again, but it bears repeating. if we stay on the same path, we'll get more of the same results. >> reporter: while vice president joe biden met with gm on workers in recordstown, ohio taking on ryan's speech -- in lordstown, ohio taking on ryan's speech in which he talked about an auto plant shutting down in isconsin. >> what he didn't tell you is the plant in janesville actually closed when president bush was still in office. he didn't tell you. that. >> reporter: analysts, though, are split on whether romney himself did enough to attract independent voters and open up a lead ahead of the democratic convention. >> i think the most important thing was frankly the sense of op
to egypt. >> reporter: places like iran, iraq, yemen and lebanon are just some of the latest regions to join the fray. >> america, you're a superpower state. you have the greatest army in the world. you are controlling the world. you are not greater than god. sooner or later, god will get revenge on you. >> reporter: protests took a deadly turn in libya on tuesday as muslims stormed the u.s. consulate building in benghazi. four americans were killed including the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens. >> chris is a hero. he is a real hero. he is the man who believed in the libyans. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton says she feels personally responsible for stevens death. >> that was a very personal loss. i'm the one who sent chris to benghazi. >> president obama has condemned the deadly attack in libya and has vowed to bring those responsible to justice. in the meantime, the u.s. is stepping up security at embassies around the world. that is the latest here in the control room. back to you. >> thank you. >>> other stories making local headlines this morning, students
was a captain in the army. i served in iraq and afghanistan. i went to west point. those of us, we understand what leadership is. and i felt led. i felt led by our commander in chief. >> reporter: as president obama campaigned in virginia's other military strong hold of virginia beach, he continued to remind voters with this ad about romney's secretly recorded comments that 47% of americans are government dependent. romney told us he's not counting any voters out. >> my campaign is about 100% of americans, helping people get out of poverty and helping the middle class have a more prosperous future. >> reporter: mitt romney has fallen behind president obama in the polls in many battleground states including virginia. what he has to say about that coming up at 6:00. >> julie, thank you. romney was in northern virginia, the president was in virginia beach. he began pushing a new phrase that shows up in one of his latest tv spots. implying that it's patriotic to build the economy from the middle out instead of the top down. >> well, you know what, it's time for a new economic patriotism. an econo
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> tonight an iraq war veteran is accused of soliciting a 12- year-old girl for sex. the new details we learned in court today and why the defense says there's more to this story. >> you saw if first on fox 5, prosecutors say this video proves a prince george's county officer lied about a confrontation that landed a teenager in jail for months. tonight we are analyzing that evidence. >> local leaders playing a prominent role in the first full day of the democratic national convention. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. >>> we'll begin with the first court appearance for a car veteran accused of a disturbing -- a war veteran accused of a disturbing crime. nathan portnoy is the soldier in the virginia national guard recently recognized for his heroic actions during the summer's derecho storm. fox 5's laura evans has the top story tonight. >> this was the same guy who made news on june 29th during the derecho for performing cpr on a man in falls church hit by electric wires that came down in the storm. many called
with you because you also were wounded in iraq and you have kind of a goal here to employ and hire wounded warriors and veterans that work on the app with you? >> yes. so, you know, last year i was wounded in iraq and ended up in walter reed and have been part of the wounded transition unit, the warrior transition unit since then. i just think that wounded warriors just, you know, soldiers in general have an affinity for sports. and, you know, if you can't be a part of it the way that you used to before your injuries, maybe being a part of yellowflag will give them one way that they can be interacting with sports. as we gain popularity, we absolutely want to get to the point where we can hire veterans and wounded warriors to be part of our company and help us succeed. >> reporter: great. really great to meet you guys. love what you're doing. i love the app. it's very cool to look at and keeping the scores and information on players along with the fun. so thank you so much for coming in. best of luck to you. hope everything works out. >> thanks for having us. absolutely. >> reporter: se
states says it's i have been go iraq evidence that iran is using iraqi airspace to deliver weapons to syria and some senators are warning iraq it risks damaging relations with the u.s. the rebels say they shot down another jet as they attacked an air base in the north. street-to-street clashes continue in the city of aleppo with heavy artillery barrages from regime forces. >>> finally a crime out of a hollywood movie. two robbers strap a bomb on a major manager that they kidnapped and forced her to steal from her own branch. this happened yesterday morning in east los angeles. the manager was taken from her home and forced to wear an explosive device. after removing the money out of the the ball, employees watched, she was told to throw the money out the door to the suspects waiting outside. bomb squad officials took the device off the woman and detonated it. no word on the suspect's identity. wow. >> where did this happen? >> east los angeles. >> wow. all right. gwen is here with more on today's weather. >>> it's going to be a hot sticky day today so be prepared. yesterday it was
bay™. >>> welcome back. a deadly weekend in iraq making headlines this morning. about 100 people died in 30 attacks across 13 cities starting with gunmen killing soldiers before dawn, then a series of explosions targeted mostly shiite areas across the country. nobody is claiming responsibility. but the government is blaming al qaeda for trying to stoke religious tensions. >>> a little closer to home now scary moments on the football field over the weekend. tulane player devon walker fractured his spine while making a tackle during a game against tulsa in oklahoma. after a three-hour surgery, doctors say walker's spine is stabilized. he will remain in intensive care for the next few days. too soon to tell whether he will be paralyzed. >>> in washington state, some 180 homeowners are being told to leave as a wildfire moves closer. lightning strikes sparked up to 80 fires over the weekend but the so-called canyons fire is the only one closest to an urban area. so far, that fire has burned 500 acres. another 1600-acre fire is now 50% contained. >>> nasa's flight facility along the eastern shore is bein
the backdrop of the things like the afghan war and the iraq war. this was what we started out doing back in 2008. and in the process, we put out something like 300 plus requests for interviews and we've done over more than 125 interviews with people from the government, former officials, the military, the intelligence community. and come up with some very interesting ideas and thoughts from them about some things we knew about and some things we did not. >> what can you share with us? >> i can share with you that one thing that's very clear at this point, some of the people and the threats that were threats four years ago are gone. dead. out of the picture. but they've been replaced by other threats. for example, osama bin laden is gone and al-awlaki is gone. but the threat of international terrorism is still a problem but not so much when you start looking at domestic terrorism. the lone wolf syndrome that a lot of people are worried about. ie the colorado shootings and others that have taken place over the course of the years. there's also china. there's also rising powers like china.
are these free loaders? is it the iraq war veteran that goes to the v.a.? a student getting a loan to go to colleges, the retiree on social security or medicare? here's mark mckinnon, it reveals a deeply cynical man who sees the country as completely divided, two completely different sets of people who would likely govern in a way that would only further divide us. these are republican voices. >> well, i don't know, david brooks is a columnist, i don't know if he would call himself a republican or not. but, matt, if you look at the full tape, the governor was asked about winning the election. and he said an election, the president starts with 47%, i start with 47%. i think most political analysts would agree that's pretty much the bottom line for most -- both parties' nominees. and you've got to fight for the 6% of undecided voters. that's political analysis. >> you're talking about numbers there and the comments were more disparaging -- it wasn't just being a numbers game. he made disparaging comments about their lack of responsibility. >> what he said was that -- he was talking about t
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